Born on 1974, The village is the backdrop for the works of Anand Panchal. Panchal embraces a highly narrative style, unfolding stories of rural life through his paintings. My perspective is of a villager, says Panchal. A recurring figure in his paintings is of a small girl. He describes her as the daughter of a farmer, who is very eager to pursue her education, but is prevented from doing so by circumstances. Asked why he chose to paint a young girl over a boy, he explains that he finds female faces most expressive, registering a range of emotions that vanish by adolescence. Of his influences, Panchal names Rembrandt, Renoir, and Gaugin. In the future, he plans to try large-scale works of children in groups that incorporate more elements of the village setting.He also features the cows and the goats which are symbols of procreation, birth and Godliness. He also paints Durga as the mother Goddess.